2023 Nominations Are Now Open!

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“What Makes Best of Mile High the Best?”

Good question. The Best of Mile High Awards aim to recognize the best businesses in the greater Denver area. Using a combination of 5-star reviews, online ratings, and votes, we recognize Denver’s best businesses across over 200 categories. You can read more about how the awards work right here.

No one cares about getting it right more than Best of Mile High™ does, period. We are relentless in our pursuit to find and recognize the best places, companies, and organizations in Denver. We’re able to find the best (with your help) because we do it differently:

  • No pay to play — participation is free. While we couldn’t do it without our sponsors, they are still held to the same scoring standards as any business in Best of Mile High™.
  • You choose the nominees and do the voting, not us.
  • Online reviews help determine the winners.


The Best of Mile High Business Awards take place in three stages — nominations, voting, and reputation scoring.

Phase 1: Nominations

Anyone who lives in the Denver area can nominate a business or organization for Best of Mile High; you can even nominate yourself! Nominations take place online from December 7 – 18, 2022. Remember; the more nominations you get, the better. The top nominees in each region will progress to the voting round.

Phase 2: Voting

After the nominees have been determined and notified, it’s time to get out the vote. The voting period is January 30 – February 15, 2023. Any Denver area resident with a mobile phone can cast their vote for as many categories as they like, but only one vote for each category. Voting is done through our website and ballots are secured through SMS verification.

Every Wednesday during the voting period we’ll be giving away great prizes via our “Hump Day Giveaway”. Those who referred other voters via our voting application will be automatically entered to win; every referred voter is an additional entry.

Phase 3: Reputation

The top vote-getters for each category in their region will move on as finalists. We’ll announce this as soon as we can after tallying and confirming votes. Finalists are then scored for their online reputation. Specifically, we’ll capture the previous 12 calendar months of reviews leading up to February 15, 2023.

Announcing the Winners

Once all the data is in, we’ll announce the winners at our Best of Mile High Awards Ceremony, tentatively scheduled for the evening of April 6, 2023 in the Denver area.

Now let’s kick this party off with some nominations!

Best of Mile High is an awards contest that is owned and operated by Inbound Systems.